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  • Zwift Team Time Trial – Thursday evenings
  • dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    Enjoyed that this evening, great effort everyone, we even managed to stay together pretty well, given none of us have done one in ages that’s a fair achievement.

    zilog6128
    Full Member

    Yep enjoyed that! Reasonably confortable pace – although def ramped up towards the end! Always a bit taxing just maintaining concentration so as not to lose the pace, everyone did great though, virtually no gaps at all! One of the easier courses in that respect though with the huge long flat and only 1 short climb. Not being passed or having to pass helped as well!

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    although def ramped up towards the end!

    And yet you all still managed to sprint past me..? 😉

    haloric
    Free Member

    Despite allocating 45 mins of get on/warm up, life and all its little demons conspired against me, and I made it into the pen with 3 cold mins to spare to warm up. Burnt all my matches, the matchbook and the shop that sold it to me just to stay on in the first 18K, so was not going to be getting up any more hills at pace near the end.

    Am still 30+ watts down on zwift best over 20 mins, which is a bit concerning as I’ve got first CX event since covid on Sunday…

    Is anyone else plagued with Zwift apple tv pairing issues, when swapping between trainers it won’t accept a heart monitor anymore unless its been rebooted a few times.

    I had a post ride update, so maybe they have tweaked something.

    Looking forward to some regular tue/thur events.

    slowpuncheur
    Full Member

    Was great to get back into the TTT. Great riding everyone – especially @stumpy01 on his first one. We measured the effort well and posted a respectable time (45.35 – well short of the 50 mins mentioned earlier). I assume fines (in Swiss Francs) will be issued for kit and bike indiscretions! 😉

    haloric
    Free Member

    Maybe, just maybe they have fixed it:

    Update 1.16.2 – September 2nd

    Fixed an issue which prevented some users from being able to pair a controllable smart trainer on subsequent sessions without closing the app first.
    Fixed an issue with the Cervelo S5 2020 having incorrect aerodynamic values.
    Fixed an issue which caused the new Garmin kit to replace the original Tac

    stumpy01
    Full Member

    It was….erm. I’m struggling to use the word fun 😆

    Is there such a thing as a result with these TTTs? How did we do?
    EDIT! sorry, missed the second page 😁

    robbo1234biking
    Full Member

    https://www.wtrl.racing/ttt/TTT-Results-beta/

    We came 55 out of 134 in our class so not a bad result really.

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    That is a good result all things considered

    savoyad
    Free Member

    Nice riding guys. And a good debut from @stumpy01 (I hope you plan to stick around…)


    @slowpuncheur
    and @drew are going to flirt with promotion (back) to B, especially once @robbo1234biking’s race series is underway. And judging by interest / oversubscription yesterday we should creep back up to 2 full teams as outside gets less alluring.

    I’ll put an entry in for next week.

    robbo1234biking
    Full Member

    Drew had a really good ride actually – you seemed to sit on the front a lot! Must have been a lot of outdoors riding over the summer!

    slowpuncheur
    Full Member

    ‘Flirt’ indeed! You’re embarrassing me. Oh stop it. 🤣

    FYI having not raced I’m currently at 2.97 wkg so I’m hopeful it won’t take long to be back in B.

    drew
    Full Member

    Thanks Rob, I’m feeling it in my legs a bit this morning though. I’m really pleased and not a little surprised that my fitness has not dropped off too much over the summer. I’ve been on two, week long, mtb holidays and having checked back actually have done a bit more on the trainer over the last few weeks than I thought. Low intensity mainly, with a couple of harder efforts leading up to a ramp test a week ago which was more or less the same as my last one in April. My first reaction was that maybe not having calibrated the trainer for twelve weeks had skewed the result upwards but last nights effort would seem to show otherwise. Obviously trying to keep up with my mate on an e mtb has it’s advantages!

    savoyad
    Free Member

    We’re entered for next week. 1 lap of Casse-Pattes, so 24km of this _______/\__

    Declare your availability here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1E_0I0hulOaE2y34RpjckVCoT2Jks16vypeZ98L_LUw8/edit?usp=sharing

    savoyad
    Free Member

    Bump. 5 so far. More would be nice.

    It’s 1x casse pattes, 7.40pm on Thursday.

    Add yourself here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1E_0I0hulOaE2y34RpjckVCoT2Jks16vypeZ98L_LUw8/edit?usp=sharing

    stumpy01
    Full Member

    Wasn’t going to as I suffered on Friday morning’s workout last week, but just put my name down again….glutton for blah blah…

    stumpy01
    Full Member

    Duplicate post…..

    robbo1234biking
    Full Member

    Still 1 more space left (or if we can get 3 more we could run two teams of 5!)

    drew
    Full Member

    Unfortunately, I think I’m going to gave to give it a miss on Thursday. I’ve picked up a bug which is taking it’s time to clear so an all out effort in two days time is probably not the best option. Shame, I was looking forward to it.

    robbo1234biking
    Full Member

    Ok so 2 spaces left!

    Cheers Drew. Hope you are feeling better soon.


    @savoyad
    I think we have 3 B’s and 3 C’s signed up so far. Do we have to finish with at least 4 which must include at least 1 B and 1 C?

    savoyad
    Free Member

    Yes, 6 so far: @slowpuncheur, @robbo1234biking, @zilog6128, @haloric, @dangeourbrain, @stumpy01
    And yes, you need to get 4 of you to the finish.

    Enter pen A via this link: https://www.wtrl.racing/zwift/zwiftsignon.php?id=N1c3VE9pVVlPakRUdTY0blJSSUI2Zz09

    I’ll post start delay when it comes through (tomorrow evening probably).

    2 spaces remain. Don’t just click (above) – start with the spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1E_0I0hulOaE2y34RpjckVCoT2Jks16vypeZ98L_LUw8/edit?usp=sharing

    haloric
    Free Member

    Sorry – last minute weather inspired decision to hit the beach, am out.

    phil56
    Full Member

    I’ve entered – will be my first ride on the turbo for nearly two months, and my first effort for about the same time!

    It’s been a great summer -ah well…..

    savoyad
    Free Member

    Welcome back @phil56 hope you enjoyed the Alps. You can always sit in for a bit if you are a bit rusty.

    No worries @haloric. Enjoy the beach.

    There are still a couple of places available if anyone else is tempted to join in.

    savoyad
    Free Member

    OK, time delay for tomorrow is +2 minutes. So in the pen by 19:40 and off at 19:42.

    The team is @slowpuncheur, @robbo1234biking, @zilog6128, @dangeourbrain, @stumpy01, @phil56

    Some of you (@zilog6128 @stumpy01) still need to register…pen A here: https://www.wtrl.racing/zwift/zwiftsignon.php?id=N1c3VE9pVVlPakRUdTY0blJSSUI2Zz09

    stumpy01
    Full Member

    Cheers savoyad. I’ve registered…


    @zilog6128
    have you signed up via the link above yet.
    I think the @ in savoyad’s message above didn’t work because of the ( in front of it.

    robbo1234biking
    Full Member

    That’s a nice short start delay.

    We need to stay together on the larger hill as once we go over the top its downhill to the line. It’s a pretty short course. I would think we would need to climb at about 3.2 w/kg otherwise we will burn people out.


    @phil56
    you happy to do the calling on the road?

    phil56
    Full Member

    I’ll do my best, but I’m sure I’ll be finding it difficult up the hill as well!

    kirky72
    Free Member

    I have entered for tonight guys, or at least I think I have, when you say pen A is that represented by the A in what would normally be the category in the event page?

    I’ll catch up on some of the do and donts later. Any chance any body could let me know the crack with discord, what channel etc. I think I still have it set up from a long time ago but not sure it’s the channel you are using tonight.

    Not sure what state I’ll be in tonight as I’ve been feeling knackered from early evening after 8 hours on teams every day. Hoping this helps to break what is becoming a worrying habit.

    slowpuncheur
    Full Member

    Morning guys. Nice to see a few more familiar faces back. @Kirky72 I think most info you need is on this and the first page. This is a summary of tonight’s course:

    Casse Pattes

    It’s the same STW discord channel. Oh, and wear the yellow and black kit!

    djflexure
    Free Member

    Looking at the chart it appears you have 7 riders so I’ve entered too as its just a short one (Dirty reiver this weekend)

    If I’ve miscalculated just let me know and I’ll withdraw the entry.

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    I think tonight sounds like we’re all going to be a bit flat.

    Touch wood my legs are OK this morning but I absolutely expected them not to be so I’m hoping they don’t just fall off at some point across the day.

    Assuming I’m audible I’m happy to do the calling if you’re not so keen this evening Phil.

    savoyad
    Free Member

    Excellent. The team is now full. Welcome @kirky72 nice to have you here! The full lineup is

    @phil56


    @slowpuncheur


    @robbo1234biking


    @zilog6128


    @djflexure


    @dangeourbrain


    @stumpy01


    @kirky72

    Everyone is signed up correctly as far as I can see. Yes, kirky, by pen A I just mean category A.
    Discord link for the STW server is here https://discord.gg/YDW2wHeX – it’ll be the TTT STW voice channel in there.

    Ride a road bike (NOT a TT bike, NOT a MTB), dress as a bumblebee, and be careful about the start procedure, which is a hack: when it says go, DO NOT GO. In fact, make sure you are stopped, zero watts, not rolling, and wait like that for the team’s start delay – which this week is just 2 minutes. So
    19:40 – the game says “go”. You don’t go. Sit tight.
    19:42 – NOW you can go. It will be called out over discord, but if you have comms issues you can time it yourself and join the blog as it departs.

    kirky72
    Free Member

    Thanks Savo, all makes sense
    i just checked out your discord link, works fine but its not permitting my messages in there for some reason. so i will be all ears.

    How long before do you tend to jump on?

    I will definitely have a warm up and wake up ride beforehand.

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    Assuming I’m audible I’m happy to do the calling if you’re not so keen this evening Phil.

    OK, further to the above this would be unwise at the moment. We’ve had thunder and lightning for the past hour and it’s still rolling around in the distance.

    As usual it’s resulted in spotty telecoms and power so there’s a reasonable chance I’ll get dumped at some point so relying on me for anything more important than turning my own pedals isn’t a sensible idea.

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    Well thank you all for that. That was a good effort. It also felt bloody awful.

    robbo1234biking
    Full Member

    Enjoyed that tonight. Good effort by all. Well done on the hill and everyone getting over together.

    djflexure
    Free Member

    Cheers for the workout & great we all got round together in one piece – well done!

    zilog6128
    Full Member

    Great workout! Ta to the guys dragging Stumpy & me up the hill 😀 Annoyingly, as I was just about holding on to the back, with 2km to go the connection went funny – when everyone blipped back you were 10s ahead, then 20s 😭 Looked like some big numbers for the sprint finish!

    stumpy01
    Full Member

    Yeah, thanks for the motivation Phil and everyone’s help and patience as I started to crumble towards the end!

    FTP up 2w. Lots of impressive numbers from some of you lot!!

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